Sharon_Taylor  Sharon Taylor
Quality Director, Learning & Development
Emergenetics International

Original Article on Emergenetics website here. 

Employee engagement has understandably had its ups and downs this year. Still, the actual numbers may surprise you. In May, Gallup found a record-high 38% of workers were engaged in the workplace, and in June, the figure dropped to 31%, which is one of the most significant decreases the organization has seen since it began tracking employee engagement 20 years ago.

With the uncertainty we have all had to navigate in our professional and personal lives, spikes and dips in commitment can be expected. And, given the impact that employee engagement has on productivity, morale, customer service and profitability, the year’s dramatic swings should give leaders pause as they chart the course to business recovery.

By prioritizing your people, you can make a difference in their motivation and well-being while also enhancing your bottom...